How much does intumescent paint cost?

How much does intumescent paint cost?

4 to $12 per square foot
As intumescent fire resistive coatings can be quite expensive ($4 to $12 per square foot, depending on the application and required rating), measuring the coating thickness can play an important role in controlling the application costs. Proper adhesion is also essential to the effectiveness of these coatings.

Can you paint over intumescent?

The short answer is yes, you can paint over it.

Is intumescent paint fireproof?

Intumescent coatings, often referred to as intumescent paint, are used in buildings as a passive fire resistance measure. They can be applied to structural members as an aesthetically pleasing fireproofing product.

How long does intumescent paint last?

Our intumescent fire protection services provide protection against fire for up to 2 hours and are guaranteed for up to 30 years!

Can intumescent paint be used on concrete?

Alongside its use as a proven intumescent coating for structural steel FIRETEX® FX5120 has now been approved under EN 13381 Part 3 for use on concrete structures.

Can you spray intumescent paint?

Sprayzone are experienced applicators of intumescent paint and are approved by Nullifire, the market leading intumescent paint manufacturer. Offering both solvent-based and water-based options we can fire protect steel columns and beams from 30 – 120 minutes.

Is intumescent paint water-based?

Abstract. Intumescent coatings provide passive fire protection, most notably to steel structures. The application of water-based intumescent coatings on construction steel can take several days due to the number of coats and total dry film build needed to provide adequate fire protection.

How do I get a smooth finish with intumescent paint?

To ensure your painted steelwork looks as good as it performs, take care applying the paints and for the smoothest finish apply multiple thinner coats rather than a few thick ones. Make sure to clean and prepare surfaces as instructed before applying primer and coatings.

What is intumescent paint and how does it work?

Intumescent paint or intumescent coatings help passively increase a building’s resistance to fire. When exposed to extreme temperatures, these coatings expand. The coatings lose density as they expand; as a result, they act as an insulator.

Who are the manufacturers of intumescent coatings?

Major manufacturers of intumescent coatings and fireproofing products include Carboline, StanChem, Flame Control, Isolatek, Flame Master, Benjamin Moore, Sherwin-Williams, PPG, AkzoNobel, Jotun, and many others.

Is intumescent paint fire retardant?

Intumescent Fireproofing and Fire Retardant Coatings. Safe, durable and affordable, Intumescent fireproofing is a thin film paint coating that is applied directly to a variety of otherwise unapproved building materials including structural steel, allowing them to meet fire code, fire rating and flame spread requirements.

How do you apply intumescent paint?

Intumescent paint and coatings can be applied by brush, roller or spray, and are generally white or clear (timber only). Up to 60 minutes of fire protection can be obtained for timber and dependant on the thickness of the steel, up to 120mins protection can be achieved from applying an intumescent paint system.